Tobacco Product Use Among Adults - United States, 2012-2013.
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Posted by: Natalia Gromov
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.
2014 Jun 27;63(25):542-7.
Tobacco Product Use
Among Adults - United States, 2012-2013.
Agaku IT, King BA, Husten
CG, Bunnell R, Ambrose BK, Hu SS, Holder-Hayes E, Day HR; Office on Smoking and
Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,
Despite significant declines in cigarette smoking among U.S. adults over the
past five decades, progress has slowed in recent years, and the prevalence of
use of other tobacco products such as cigars and smokeless tobacco has not
changed. Additionally, the prevalence of use of emerging products, including
electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), has rapidly increased. This report provides
the most recent national estimates of tobacco use among adults aged ≥18 years,
using data from the 2012-2013 National Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS). The
findings indicate that 21.3% of U.S. adults used a tobacco product every day or
some days, and 25.2% used a tobacco product every day, some days, or rarely.
Population-level interventions focused on the diversity of tobacco product use,
including tobacco price increases, high-impact antitobacco mass media
campaigns, comprehensive smoke-free laws, and enhanced access to help quitting,
in conjunction with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of tobacco
products, are critical to reducing tobacco-related diseases and deaths in the